Virtual Programming Ltd. has released a Macintosh version of
Hearts of Iron II, the sequel to a strategy game set during World War II. The game is available exclusively as a digital download from Virtual Programming’s Web site. It costs £29.95 (US$53.18).
Originally developed for the PC by Paradox Interactive — makers of Europa Universalis and other strategy games — Hearts of Iron II puts you in charge of one of more than 175 nations battling for supremacy and survival during World War II. You’re in charge not only of deploying the military but also of keeping the production lines running, managing diplomacy and more.
Improvements over the original Hearts of Iron include a redesigned user interface, functions to avoid “micromanagement,” a “movement is attack”-based combat system, new political system, 15 battle scenarious, co-op multiplayer and more.
System requirements call for Mac OS X, G3/500MHz or faster, 256MB RAM.